There’s nothing better than a legendary Sunday roast. You just can’t beat it.

And with Easter Sunday just around the corner, what better way to enjoy the weekend occasion than by digging into one of Manchester’s most popular Sunday lunches around.

The exquisite River Restaurant in The Lowry Hotel is giving us just what we all need this Easter.

Extending its opening times due to public demand, diners can get a good helping of some hearty British classics.

Instead of being open for their usual hours of 12pm – 4pm, on Easter Sunday the Sunday Lunch will be available from 12pm to 9pm, which means you have nine hours to head on down to The Lowry’s legendary restaurant for some much needed Sunday scran.

Normally booked up for two weeks in advance, the River Restaurant want to spread the love this Easter by doing what they do best – serving up unrivalled quality food in a stunning, relaxed setting.

Warm yourselves up for a cracking roast with a varied selection of starters.

Choose from the chef’s soup of the day with freshly baked bread; pork and leek gala pie with boiled hen’s egg, pickled garden vegetables and homemade brown sauce; crispy deep fried oysters with buttermilk, dill and cured ham; or scrumptious vegetable terrine, with tomato consommé jelly, “Wignalls Yallo” rapeseed oil, goat’s cheese sorbet and black olive.

And then prepare to take your taste buds on a journey as you struggle to pick a main from this mouth-watering collection: roast striploin of Cheshire Farm beef, Yorkshire pudding and beef gravy; roast leg of lamb studded with garlic and rosemary and homemade mint sauce; slow cooked belly of old spot pork with Manchester’s best crackling, caramelised apple and thyme chutney; or grilled Wye Valley asparagus potato rosti with poached duck egg and caramelised onion puree.

Good luck deciding which one to go for.

And don’t forget that all roasts are served with roast potatoes, carrot and swede mash and cauliflower cheese – because a Sunday roast wouldn’t be right without all the trimmings.

After a much needed breather, and maybe some belt loosening, it’s time to sink your teeth into some mesmerising sweet treats.

Puddings include white chocolate and hazelnut parfait chocolate rocks with orange soda foam and timut pepper; carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream, pickled raisins, candied lime zest and walnut brittle; a selection of county cheese with traditional accompaniments; or a selection of ice creams and sorbets.

We won’t judge your choice, but for us anything that involves white chocolate is an absolute winner.

With live entertainment including a pianist and singer, expect cosy booths, stunning tables for two and lots of room for larger family affairs this Easter Sunday.

But most of all, expect proper thick gravy. The most important part of any roast.

Costing just £30 per person for three courses, book now for the best Sunday roast you’ll ever have.

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